Ken Endo (遠藤 乾) is Professor of International Politics, School of Law & Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy, Hokkaido University, Sapporo. He is also Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute for International Affairs, Tokyo, Japan.
After obtaining MA (cum laude) in European Studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, he obtained a D.Phil in Politics at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, in 1996. The subsequent appointments include: Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo (2003-16), Visiting Professor, National Chengchi University (2008, 18), Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow, European University Institute (2009-10), Visiting Professor & Japan Chair, Sciences po, Paris (2005 & 2010), Visiting Professor, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing (2015), Visiting Fellow, Ifri, Paris (2017), Taiwan MOFA fellow (2018).
His main publications are: The Presidency of the European Commission under Jacques Delors: The Politics of Shared Leadership (Macmillan/St. Martin’s, 1999) and The End of Integration – The realities and implications of the European Union (Iwanami, 2013, in Japanese), for which he was awarded the Yomiuri-Chuo Koron Yoshino Sakuzo prize in 2014. His recent book focused on the European Complex Crisis (Chuo-koron, 2016, in Japanese). He edited two tomes in Japanese: A History of European Integration (Nagoya UP, 2008), A Documentary History of European Integration: Documents and Commentaries (Nagoya UP, 2008). His recent publications also include: The Frontiers of Global Governance (Toshindo, 2008); History and Thought of Global Governance (Yuhikaku, 2010); Sovereignty at the Present Times (Chikuma, 2019). Professor Endo served as one of the two commissioning editors of Iwanami’s 8 vols (c100 articles), on Japanese Security (2014-15).
Professor Endo is successively a member of study groups at Japan’s MOFA’s policy planning unit (2012-13, 2013-14). He also works as a member of 1.5-truck Japan-Korea policy dialogue (2012-) and organizes similar events on Sino-Japanese relations, in cooperation with the MOFA. Since 2015 he sits on the MOFA’s policy evaluation committee and from 2017 on leads a project on Europe at Japan Institute of International Affairs. Active in engaging in wider civic forums, Prof. Endo is a founding member of Hokkaido Dialogue, where civic leaders from Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan discuss common problematics.